With every new update, microcontrollers increase in power and features. An unfortunate side effect is the increase in complexity, requiring the developer to read and understand larger amounts of information. In safety critical applications this complexity poses a significant risk. How does the designer know if they have covered all eventualities?
This white paper will examine the advantages of using a safety certified processor to tackle complexity, and how to demonstrate completeness of design to a certification body using an STM32 embedded microcontroller and SAFERTOS, a safety critical Real Time Operating System.